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USTA Atlanta Men's Challenger Promises Fun Both On and Off the Court

April 20, 2004 07:55 AM
The 2004 Atlanta Tennis Challenge, a $50,000 USTA Professional Circuit event, is kicking off at the Atlanta Athletic Club with singles qualifying round play on Saturday, May 1. The championship, which is the first professional men's tournament to be held in Atlanta since the 2001 Verizon Tennis Challenge, already has a strong American contingent in the main draw.

Americans such as Paul Goldstein, Jeff Salzenstein, Justin Gimelstob, Jeff Morrison and Atlanta's Brian Vahaly are already entered in main draw play. The event's total prize money of $50,000 is incentive for some of the big names and will guarantee a competitive championship.

Organizers need help preparing for this exciting event and volunteers are welcome. For volunteer opportunities in the areas listed below and for ticket information please contact the tournament directly at 770-662-0807.

  • Hospitality
  • Transportation
  • Court Maintenance
  • Promotions and Tickets
  • Registration
  • Food and Beverages (for players and staff)
  • Ball Kids

A special Kids' Day event is scheduled for May 8 from 10 am - 12 pm. This FREE event includes an exhibition by some of Georgia's top junior players, lunch and an autograph signing. Be sure to reserve a spot today by calling 770-716-4333!

The USTA organizes, sponsors and administers the USTA Professional Circuit, the gateway to the US Open and tour-level competition for aspiring tennis professionals and a frequent battleground for established players. The 2004 circuit features nearly 100 events for men and women. Prize money at USTA Professional Circuit events ranges from $10,000 to $75,000, with more than $3 million in purses this year. Players also earn valuable ATP and WTA tour ranking points.

Among the players to have launched notable careers on the USTA Professional Circuit are: Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, Michael Chang, Patrick Rafter, Mary Pierce, Todd Martin, Chanda Rubin, Alexandra Stevenson, Jan-Michael Gambill, Anna Kournikova, Meghann Shaughnessy, James Blake and Andy Roddick. For more information about the USTA Pro Circuit visit www.usta.com.




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